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Cadd Still Has The Magic

Cadd Still Has The Magic

Who: Brian Cadd
Where: Hexham Bowling Club
When: Saturday July 30, 2005

AFTER 40 years in the entertainment industry, Australian music veteran Brian Cadd feels most at home on stage. VETERAN musician Brian Cadd will bring his new, intimate show to Hexham Bowling Club on Saturday, July 30.

This year Cadd celebrates 41 years in the entertainment industry after starting out as a starry-eyed jazz performer aged 16.

His latest album, Clean Skin, released last year, will be the focus of his new show.

But favourites like A Little Ray of Sunshine and Don't You Know It's Magic will also be on the playlist.

Clean Skin features the only recordings of Cadd performing in a semi- acoustic format.

Raised in Perth, Cadd was given the choice between lessons in tennis or piano at age 10.

He chose the latter, studied seriously for two years, and the rest is history.

From 1966 until his departure for the US in 1975, Cadd was one of the most prominent musicians in Australia, as a singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer.

The single Ginger Man launched his solo career.

Following it with three hit albums, headlining his own concerts, a TV theme for Class of '74 and a soundtrack for the movie Alvin Purple, Cadd earned a solid reputation as a musician.

Today he remains an important figure in the ongoing story of Australian music.

His extensive discography clearly indicates his prolific musical output.

Further to this, he has been active in many other areas of the industry throughout his long and successful career.

Famous for Axiom (Australia's first supergroup with Glenn Shorrock ), The Groop and the successful 2002 tour of Long Way to The Top, Cadd is renowned for his talent and dedication both in Australia and overseas.

As a writer, Cadd has not only written a vast body of work for himself but provided songs for Australian and international artists including Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, John Farnham, The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Tyler, The Little River Band, Gene Pitney and Cilla Black. Tickets to Cadd's show are on sale now at the club.

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